Vidanta Wedding – Getting Ready | Tamara and Elaine

Photographing Tamara and Elaine at the lush Vidanta resort in the Riviera Maya was an absolute pleasure.

The couple struck the perfect balance between being stylish, fun-loving and so sincerely in love. Unlike many Mexico destination weddings, Tamara and Elaine’s big day was not super small — they had about 60 guests make the trip down south to celebrate them.

But before they started celebrating with all their friends and family, I got to capture more intimate moments during the “getting ready” session.

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vidanta riviera maya resort

tamara and elaine gift

tamara and elaine kiss

Wearing robes and smiles, Tamara and Elaine stole kisses from each other while they prepped for the ceremony.

tamara and elaine getting ready

wedding shoes in vidanta

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A little bit of bling went a long way in making Tamara feel fabulous on her special day! Her glamorous style suited her perfectly — and totally “wow”ed Elaine.

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Tamara's makeup

Tamara decided to splurge by flying down her favorite hairdresser to do her hair and makeup for her. The result? Simply stunning beauty — though Tamara was a little late to the ceremony. Brides, make sure you plan plenty of time to perfect your hairdos during your “getting ready” hour!

Elaine’s wardrobe was stunning as well:

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Elaine wedding shoes

Elaine getting ready for wedding

elaine's wedding attire for beach

Looking chic in all white, Elaine added some extra special touches to her wedding-day look, including a plush bowtie and monogrammed sleeves.

Elaine's getting ready

elaine with friends

elaine's getting ready

beach wedding dress

beach wedding invitations

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beach wedding makeup

tamara's portrait

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tamara getting ready

Tamara ready for wedding

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Her whole wedding day look came together when Tamara slipped on her intricate, beaded gown. She would be a vision as she walked down the aisle — and that moment was fast approaching!

vidanta wedding getting ready

Photographing the “getting ready” hour is one of my favorite parts of working a wedding; it’s a time when the well of emotions — nervous anticipation, love for friends’ support, and unabashed excitement — so clearly shine through. You can see that in Tamara and Elaine’s intimate moments shared together here.

While Tamara and Elaine’s beautiful ceremony wasn’t as intimate, it was just as emotional — see the heart-warming photographs here.

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Dorota Jamal

Dorota Jamal

Cancun Wedding Photographer at Life Wonders Photography
I am a Mexico destination wedding photographer and I will ensure you look your best in your wedding photos by creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere during our photo shoots.

Based out of Cancun & Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya Mexico, Dorota has extensive experience of photographing weddings at exotic locations like Mexico, Bali, India, and South Africa.
Dorota was a wedding photographer in San Diego, California and brings this modern photography style and personalized service to Mexico.

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Dorota Jamal